Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Sierra Summette III

Columbia Women’s Sierra Summette III

There’s a reason that the Sierra Summette III is a crowd favorite; this waterproof, insulated winter boot is warm, cozy and supremely good-looking. The Techlite™ shell is not only flexible and protective, it’s also super lightweight to prevent fatigue. Inside, 200 grams of insulation wraps feet and toes in a toasty cocoon of warmth to keep you comfortable whether you’re helping the troops stack a snowman or getting out into the wilderness for some much deserved fresh air.
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22 out of 33(67%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Sierra Summette III
Review 1 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Yuck!

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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Location: Syracuse, New York
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
These boots are uncomfortable and no where near as warm as they are supposed to be. At 20 degrees my feet were numb! As I walk 3 hours a day in snow in Syracuse New York....these just won't cut it! If I hadn't worn them a couple of times and thrown away the box, they would be out of here. I am so disappointed!
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Women's Sierra Summette III

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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Location: Paris, IL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I normally wear a size 8.5 or 9, had to get a size 10 to fit. Wore this boot for the first time today outside for 30 minutes putting some ice melt out. Temperature today was 26 degrees where I live in Illinois. My feet were ice cold! What a waste of my hard earned money!
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Like my new boots

PostedJanuary 5, 2014
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Location: Northeast
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Very light weight and warm! They run small if you have high arches, it's a bit hard to get them on if you arches are high, like mine. I can only wear very thin silk socks with them, but they are still warm. I find they have stretched out a bit over time. It would be nice if they were constructed with a little more give in the bottom part of lacing area --- elasticized laces would be better. I have found the grip to be really good on wet and icy pavement, which was a #1 priority for me. I hope they last a long time!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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4 / 5
4 / 5

boots are running small

PostedJanuary 21, 2014
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Location: michigan
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I read the other reviews before I ordered these boots. I like the boots and I'm glad I ordered one size larger than my actual shoe size. I ordered a 7 . They do run small.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Sad these did not fit

PostedJanuary 29, 2014
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Location: Michigan
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I loved the look and quality of these boots but I could not even get my foot into them ... I normally wear a 9, ordered a 10, but could not get my foot past the shaft ... sad I had to return them :(
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Try on in store before buying

PostedFebruary 9, 2014
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Location: Cleveland, OH
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Ordered a full size larger but still too narrow and small. Nice boot, but I am returning.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Too Stiff

PostedFebruary 9, 2014
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Location: MI
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I ordered a 6.5 which is the size I wear. The outside of the boot looked like it was a size 9 or 10, but I could not even get my foot down into the boot. The boot has absolutely no flexibility. Very disappointed. I had to pay to ship it here and I had to pay to ship it back.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Returned and Disappointed

PostedFebruary 10, 2014
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I read all of the reviews and took the advice of other purchasers with regard to size and these simply did not work for me. Since I wear a size 10 it was recommended that I get a larger size and I did. While my feet were warm in the house, these boots were ill fitting and slipped incessantly. Finally, they were not as fashionable as they could have been.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Cuts the circulation off to your toes!

PostedFebruary 11, 2014
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Location: Northern Michigan
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I just got my boots today. They are very cute! But I've been wearing them around the house to break them in and I've had to take them off a few times because they literally cut the circulation off to my toes. I took the others' advice and ordered a little bigger size, but that's not really problem--the stitching is so tight--I could barely get my foot in.
I like the way they look, and I really hope I can stretch them out, but we'll see. Good luck to the rest of you.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great boots

PostedFebruary 12, 2014
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Location: Washington, DC Metro area
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These boots are great for knocking around in the cold weather. They're a bit snug, but not enough so that I won't be wearing them. They're very warm and waterproof--a great combination for the rough winter we've been experiencing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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4 / 5
4 / 5

GOOD BOOTS, BUT WOULDN'T PAY FULL PRICE FOR THEM

PostedFebruary 12, 2014
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Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought these boots because I was in desperate need of a pair of snow boots after the brutal winter we have been having here in NYC. At this point in the season all of the snow boots from all of the web sites and companies are sold out in normal sizes. I decided to buy these boots after I saw they were on sale 50% off the original price. I agree with the other reviewers that say they run extremely small. They also do feel a little tight in the ankles and underneath the toes, like somehow there is some type of padding or cushioning under the toes. I hope I will be able to break them in. The last pair of Columbia snow boots I bought on sale about 8 years ago started off really stiff, but eventually broke in too. I would NOT pay full price for these, but for $44 and free shipping, they are pretty good!.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great affordable boots

PostedFebruary 14, 2014
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Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I love the look and feel of these boots. They are cute and very lightweight. They keep my feet dry and warm. The do run small, I ordered one size larger than my normal size. Upon trying them on I found that they were a bit tight across the top of the foot, but after breaking them in this is no longer an issue. I'm sure I'll get years of use out of these like all my other Columbia gear. It's a great value!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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3 / 5
3 / 5

I wanted to love these boots.

PostedFebruary 19, 2014
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Location: Bellefonte, PA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I usually buy my snow boots from LL Bean, but decided to try something a little heavier duty with these boots. Pros: your feet will definitely not get wet, and the lace-up style is good for people with larger calves. Also, they're relatively attractive. Cons: these boots are heavy and look huge from the outside, and the toe box is very unyielding, so they're not very comfortable. Also, they run small - I ordered a size up to leave room for heavy socks, and can only wear them with thin socks unless I want to lose feeling in my toes. The rubber, while keeping your feet dry, will not keep them especially warm.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Do not waste your money

PostedFebruary 19, 2014
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Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I wish I would have listened to the reviews. These boots are the weirdest fit....they are so tight on the top of your foot. It seems like it is a flaw in the design. I was really disappointed. I was even more disappointed that I had to pay to have them shipped back. I will never order from Columbia online again.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Fit

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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Location: Chappaqua, New York
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Upon receiving my boots, I immediately put them on and went out to play in the snow! I was concerned about the fit due to previous reviews, yet found that they fit perfectly. I don't wear thick socks and would have gone up 1/2 a size if I did. These boots are as described, light yet warm. Love the style also, very flattering.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Women’s Sierra Summette III

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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Location: Joliet, IL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
With the abundance of snow not running short in the Midwest this year, I found myself needing to buy a new pair of boots. My last boots (Lands End) I had for about 7-8 years. I was thinking about going with them again but my husband suggested that I try Columbia as he has a pair for snow mobiling. I was a little leery about ordering them off the website because when I read the reviews about how they ran a little on the small size. I downloaded the sizing chart and measured my feet. I typically wear a 7 1/2 so I ordered the 9 as suggested by the sizing chart. They fit perfectly! And not to mention with all the snow and below zero temperatures we've had, my feet have remained warm and dry, especially working in the city and having to walk from the train. I would definitely recommend this product and I probably wont' need to by another pair of boots again for at least another 10 years!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

2014 the year of a VORTEX in NYC

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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Location: Queens NY
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I needed boots that are warm and waterproof; my work requires me to do a lot of walking. These boots are so comfortable and warm that I actually wear them with no socks. I read the reviews which helped me greatly. I ordered a 1/2 size up. I normally wear a 6 1/2 so i ordered a 7. They fit perfect. I am very happy with these boots ; I ordered another pair as a gift for my niece.
These are my second pair of Columbia boots. My first lasted me over 10 years..
Thank you
Peachie 1008
NYC
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

snow boots

PostedFebruary 22, 2014
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Location: Eastham, MA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great look and feel. I have worn these boots in snow and slushy water. A great value and quick delivery. Tiny bit tight in shoe box but have already loosened. Would buy again.
Cape Cod girl
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

really warm

PostedFebruary 22, 2014
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Location: south lake tahoe
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
it's light and really warm good
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women’s Sierra Summette III
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Runs way small

PostedFebruary 23, 2014
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Location: exurban Chicago
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My wife is a 6.5, we ordered a size 8, the boot was still way too small.
I do not recommend this product.
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